How is the WLB and culture at Square?

Google / Eng Neopets😍
Nov 9, 2018 20 Comments

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  • Square EHbt10
    I'm sure there are teams with more pressure than mine, maybe the product teams, but I think it's great. I work 8-9 hours a day, so does my manager. One thing I really like compared to Google is how open people are to letting people not in their team work on their codebase if something needs to get done, so there's not so much waiting for PMs and managers to approve the thing that's blocking you.
    Nov 9, 2018 7
    • Square EHbt10
      I was at Google for about three years. There are some other obvious differences, like design docs and starting new projects, that I can talk about if you're interested.

      Perks and benefits are good but not Google. I miss going out to play soccer with my team. But the food is pretty good, nobody cares if you work from home, my health insurance is fine...

      Pay I have no idea. I joined about a year and a half ago and even with the ass kicking we've taken recently the stock is still triple what it was when I joined, so I'm very well paid, but I don't know what the comp is like for new hires.
      Nov 9, 2018
    • Square / Eng SQ
      ^ Initial grant in $ amount should still be the same as a year and a half ago iirc.
      Nov 9, 2018
    • Square EHbt10
      Oh, yeah, to what the other person said, I have never worked anywhere that people take this much vacation.
      Nov 9, 2018
    • SAP BGjC08
      Is your pay higher than G if you use the price of the grant date? That is how it should be compared.
      Nov 9, 2018
    • Square / Eng SQ
      I started with "Pay is less than google at initial offer". So no it's not. But also consider that Goog only has 100% in 3 years, effectively no gain YTD. You can't just throw out company growth blindly and only look at initial offer.

      Otherwise everyone should only join Snap.
      Nov 9, 2018
  • Google / Eng Neopets😍
    OP
    Any word on their NYC office?
    Nov 9, 2018 4
    • Square / Eng SQ
      Our restaurants, retail, and cash have teams in NYC. It's a nice office, very quiet. Pay band is the same in NYC as SF.

      They don't have a cafeteria but you get up to $15 expensible for lunch everyday (tax fringe benefit though so you pay ~35% of the price). Which is amazing and let's you get a full meal in the city for lunch.
      Nov 9, 2018
    • Google / Eng Neopets😍
      OP
      That’s dope. I’d prefer to work in NYC but if they have no SWE positions here I could move
      Nov 9, 2018
    • Square / Eng SQ
      We def have SWE positions open for those teams in NYC!
      Nov 9, 2018
    • Google / Eng Neopets😍
      OP
      Think I’m gonna apply. Have been looking to leave Google for some time now.
      Nov 9, 2018
  • Square Norm!
    We are always looking for good people to join us!I am sure everyone here would be happy to help you.
    Nov 10, 2018 1
    • Google / Eng Neopets😍
      OP
      Let me interview!
      Nov 10, 2018
  • Square
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    Nov 9, 2018 1
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    • Google / Eng Neopets😍
      OP
      Interviewed, awaiting onsite

      Also a Bloomberg recruiter hit me up. How is it over there?
      Nov 19, 2018
  • Square vzwU68
    It’s been awesome - get your work done. Nobody is clocking you in or out. And most teams are flexible about where you work.
    Nov 10, 2018 1
    • Google / Eng Neopets😍
      OP
      That is so fucking awesome ugh. I’m probably gonna apply.
      Nov 10, 2018

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